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post #1 of 27 Old 10-04-2016, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Register an H2R?

Is it possible to plate an H2R? Or is it a 100% closed-course only bike?
I've seen conflicting information... some say you can, others say you can't...?
I have the opportunity to purchase a new one, but won't bother if I can't plate it.
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If it has a VIN, then I don't see why you wouldn't be able to put the proper lights on the bike and register it. There are bikes cruising around on the streets with waaaaay more power than the H2R. Your best bet would be to look into local laws regarding bike registration. As long as it fits in those regs, you should be able to.

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The State of Colorado requires motorcycles to be titled and registered the same as other motor vehicles, except that motorcycles do not require an emissions test and fees / taxes are likely to be less than with other motor vehicles considering the license fee is determined by the empty weight of a vehicle. Learn how to register a vehicle...

Dirt bikes (or off-road bikes), are not considered motor vehicles by the state, but still need to be registered with Colorado Parks and Recreation.
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Before hitting the Colorado highways on your motorcycle, it’s important to know all of the rules and regulations required in order to ride. Here are a few laws regarding proper equipment usage, licensing, noise limits and riding requirements for the state of Colorado that you might not be aware of.

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Eye Protection: When riding a motorcycle on an interstate, highway or other “main road,” the rider is required by law to wear some sort of eye protection—whether it’s in the form of a visor that goes onto the helmet or goggles.

Headlights and Taillights: Riders are allowed to use their headlights during the day, but they don’t have to. However, they are required to be turned on at night, and it has to be a white light that projects 500 feet in front of the bike. Taillights are also required after sunset.

Mirrors: When driving on main roads, it’s required to have at least one side-view mirror on the bike—one on the left side, the right side, or both.

Mufflers: Mufflers are required to be used on your bike if you’re planning on riding it on interstates, highways or other main thoroughfares in Colorado.

Helmets: While it’s not illegal to ride without a helmet if you’re over 18 years old, it’s still highly recommended that riders wear one that has a hard outer shell, vent, comfort liner, an impact-absorbing liner, a retention system and a visor.

Safety Inspections: It is legal for police officers to perform periodic safety inspections at random on your motorcycle.
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If you’re planning on cruising on your bike while blasting your favorite tunes, there are a few rules and regulations that must be considered before doing so, and it depends on when your motorcycle was made. According to AAA, Colorado law states that any motorcycle manufactured on or after July 1, 1971, and before January 1, 1973 may not exceed a noise level of 88 dBA at 50 feet. Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973 may not exceed 86 dBA.
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post #4 of 27 Old 10-04-2016, 10:41 PM
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I think Conman is out in Cali now IIRC.... which probably doesn't bode well for him, they've got strict laws out there.

Possible? Yes, but probably varies by state. Some states are more strict then others when it comes down to registration. I've seen guys back home in Nebraska build wild custom turbo sand rails and someone manage to get a plate on them and drive them on the street. I assume an H2R will come with a VIN and manufacturers certificate of origin? Might be all you need to sneak by in some states if they don't require an inspection.
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You guys are forgetting about insurance for street riding. That bike is branded not to ride on the street....You better decide if 3000 a year insurance is worth the hassle.

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You guys are forgetting about insurance for street riding. That bike is branded not to ride on the street....You better decide if 3000 a year insurance is worth the hassle.
This. It's been done here in the states but the owner didn't seem overly concerned with the cost in doing so.
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This. It's been done here in the states but the owner didn't seem overly concerned with the cost in doing so.
I would`nt spend 3000 on anything to insure it.I can be happy with my little o`l h2 for 800 a year

2000 zx12r 65,500 mile( Now 6000 miles on 2003 brand new engine} street bike 9.6`s in the 1/4 a few times.My 2012 14r stole me away.8.9 swb stock engine Brocks bolt ons so far..Now my H2 piss`s on everything. H2 now Brocked out and I can`t control it. Oh well I tried.
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I would`nt spend 3000 on anything to insure it.I can be happy with my little o`l h2 for 800 a year
Even at that, I think that's remarkable. The bike, as well as the premium.
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An H2R on the street would be amazing. An i know if I had 50K to drop on one I wouldn't be concerned with an insurance pymnt

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Thanks for the replies & info gents!
Yeah, insurance would be painful, but not too concerned there. I'd just like to own one, seems an incredible piece of engineering. - and I'm always looking to add to the stable of Kawi's in the garage, lol!
Yeah Hibs, I'm in Southern Cal now - reminds me I need to update my info!




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I looked at this too recently and the short answer is no. The long answer is if you can afford an H2R you can probably afford to buy an H2 and swap parts around. External to that $75000 endeavor you can buy an H2 and put some serious money into it which would produce an item equaling or exceeding the H2R. I am going for the latter.
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Also don`t forget its as loud as a fuel drag bike.

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for that budget, turbo a zx10r and have a faster bike

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Depends how you ride. Turbo bikes are sweet no doubt but not if your into tight twisty roads. Last thing you want when dragging knees is a turbo spooling up. I've seen turbo bikes on the roads we ride an they don't do so well.

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